September 2014 Meeting Resources

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Digital Shift

October 1 - Annual virtual conference from Library Journal and School Library Journal. Registration for the virtual conference is FREE and includes 3 months of access to the event archives, on-demand, including all presentations, information and handouts from the show.

Informational Text

Buzz About It! is a new read aloud program for grades K-2 from Scholastic that features outstanding informational trade books chosen for their rich graphics, text features, varied social studies, language arts, and science content, and their appeal to young students. Note that if you scroll down, you'll find the Grade Level Title Lists available for download.

National Geographic Kids Readers is a high-interest science inquiry series with many titles in Accelerated Reader and Scholastic's Reading Counts.

NSTA Recommends includes the last 12 years of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students. The list can be exported to Excel. For example, here are a list for grades K-4 and a list for grades 5-8.

Good Ideas

Epic! eBook service gift to educators free for elementary school teachers and librarians. iPad only. Be sure to create your free Educator account here before you download the app.
NY Times Replica edition
Recommend Books Display
Handy online Timers and Stopwatches
Fall Colors Interactive graphic

Supporting Parents

Scholastic's Resources for Parents